I had so much going on recently I had to temporary abandon this little blog to prioritise on work that needed more focus. I’ll admit that I have not been spending much time here but things are about to change!
I recently wrote a post on for Ian Cleary on the tools I used to grow an amazing community of 400,000 followers. If you hadn’t read it yet I recommend you head over to his blog to check it out.
When I first started using Twitter, I had literally zero connections out the usual group of friends I hung out with in Uni. Back then I was searching for a way to grow my readers on a coffee blog I created and it was then that I stumbled upon an article on twitter. I read about its potential and I thought I could use it to connect with people. I was sold.
On the 20th of March 2009, I registered my account and tweeted the following.
On the same day, I started following people in my industry, and on my third tweet someone responded to me, proving the potential of what Twitter could become.
Do you remember the first tweet you sent? Today’s post will help you find out what was your first tweet.
The good news is. You don’t really need a tool for that at all. It can all be done inside Twitter. Here is how you do it.
How To Find Your First Tweet on Twitter
1. Go to Settings
2. Scroll down and click request your archives. Your archives will then be sent to your email.
3. Check the email you used to register your account on twitter.
4. Click download
5. Unzip the file you’ve download.
6. Once you’ve unzip, you’ll notice several folders. Simply open the file called “index.html”
7. You’re done. Here is what it would look like.
Now simply go back to the very first time you tweeted and relive the memory. Using this, I found that I was still connecting with some of my very first friends on twitter.
What was your first tweet?
Why did you tweet that? Did it remind you of why did you started using Twitter?